Farmers are outstanding in their field, being photographed

Kids with Cameras, our afterschool photography class, is off and running again (I’ve written about it hereherehere and here if you’d like to know more.)  This semester we’re focusing on food, so we took kids to “Down the Road” Farm–one of the places sourcing Jeremy’s on the Campus with fruit and vegetables.  Farmer Josh, Farmer Bob and even Chef Jeremy were on hand to be photographed.  The idea is that we will enlarge some of the day’s best shots and use them in the cafeteria to help students make a connection between their food and the people/farms that grow it.

The farm is set at the base of Volcan Mountain–a stunning site.

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A student chats with Chef Jeremy.

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The greenhouse provided nice, diffuse light on an otherwise very bright afternoon.

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We found that the kids were a bit shy about approaching the farmer/chefs so one of the instructors set them up in stations, so kids went down the line, interacting with them while shooting–a bit more directed approach.  Here Eva talks with Chef Jeremy by the amaranth.

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Chef Jeremy by the amaranth.

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Farmer Josh had a surprise: extra 2 inch models.

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Photo courtesy of Anne Garcia

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A van full of happy children loaded down with flowering root vegetables!

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Coming soon: what the children photographed that day.  I’ll leave you with something that caught my eye!  Ah autumn!

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16 thoughts on “Farmers are outstanding in their field, being photographed

  1. Such a great setting for KWC! I loved seeing the kids so enthusiastic about photographing the garden and the farmers/chef. Thanks for setting it up, Tricia!

  2. Fantastic as always. What a good idea to connect the kwcamera class to the local food effort. Great to see all the smiling faces–the children’s enthusiasm just jumps out of the images. Well done!
    Dawn

  3. Very cool! Love the joy on the children’s faces. Wholesome food, connections with farmers and chefs, the creativity of capturing it all in photography. Beautiful!

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